Questions tagged [physical-media]

Physical media refers to physical, removable game media such as cartridges, discs, and tapes as opposed to digital distribution systems or games built into the firmware of a console. Use only for questions related to the media themselves rather than pure gameplay issues.

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How long do GBA cartridge batteries last?

I've been wondering how long Game Boy Advance (GBA) cartridge batteries actually last. I have Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for the GBA and it uses a battery to make a save file. Can someone help me find ...
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What is this PS3 System Software Update Disc? How it was made available? Are there more like this?

While browsing Reddit, I found this picture of an European CD meant to update the System Software of a PS3 to 2.00. What is this disc used for? (I ask because it seems pointless, as the CECHGXX ...
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How long can we expect an Atari 2600 cartridge to last?

How long can we expect a used, acceptable condition Atari 2600 cartridge to last if played less than ten times yearly?
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Can I do anything useful with the cases my PC games came in after redeeming the code?

I need to make some more room in my bedroom cabinet for more books, and one of the ways I can do that is by cleaning out the 3 shelves of PC game cases that I already redeemed the code for. My plan ...
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Is the physical copy of Battleborn significantly different from the version Steam sells?

A local store near me sells Battleborn for a fraction of the price it sells for on Steam. However, this is a physical copy using a disk, and the cover makes it seem like it's only a limited version, ...
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Can I play without a DVD Drive?

I bought GTA IV - EFLC today. I have got 2 DVDs and CD-Key. (also a printed map and manual. I like it.) What I don't have yet is a DVD Drive on my Gaming Rig. Any Ideas on how to run it? Can I make ...
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How do I open this game?

I recently bought some shrink-wrapped bargain bin games. Most of them seem like normal reprints of games but one has an extremely strange case that I can't figure out. (Apologies for the potato ...
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Storing (console) video games - sitting out or inside a container?

I've been gaming for quite a long time, and have never had a game go bad on me, since I've always taken good care of my games. However, one thing I've done differently over the years is the storage ...